Nandita is a cookbook author and food writer, whose work is enjoyed in more than 30 countries around the world. She is an enthusiastic advocate for Indian culture and writes about the intersection of food, family, tradition, personal experiences, as well as shares her personal journeys and parenting revelations.
Through both her written and culinary endeavors Nandita tries to bridge the gap between the perception and ‘consumption’ of the Indian culture. A keen observer, she inquires about cultural overlays on our personal and social environments. She orchestrates talks, workshops and dining events, setting the stage for such dialogues, asking how and where ‘ethnic’ and personal ideologies collide with convention. Whether it is dinner or chai, her blog segment ‘Kitchen Island’ or cookbooks, Nandita crafts holistic food and conversation for both mind and body.
Nandita holds a Master' in Botany (Univ. of Bombay) and a Masters' in Landscape Architecture (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). She has written four cookbooks and has several writing projects in queue. She lives in a small suburb of Atlanta, GA, and part of her spirit resides in Bombay, India.
Her latest work is a multi-generational, historical food-fiction called: Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods, a two-part novel inspired by family events. Book One was released in August 2017, Book Two is slated for a Winter 2018 release.